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Romola Garai

Romola Garai's biography

Romola Garai is 40 years old actor born at Hong Kong. She was born on Friday 6th of August 1982. According to year of birth 1982 she belongs to Millennials. Birthday on 6th of August means she is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

She is citizen of United Kingdom. Her primary profession is to be actor. You can know her also as film actor, stage actor. She is recently known as film director.

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Romola Garai's schools

We found 5 schools She attended. Complete list of schools: Queen Mary University of London, The Open University, City of London School for Girls, Stonar School, Tanglin Trust School.

Detailed informations about her schools

  • In her Master's degree, she graduated with a first in English Literature from Open University (2010).

Romola Garai's career

Her main focus is to be actor and actor.

Awards and competitions

Romola Garai's Nominations

  • She was nominated for Jameson People's Choice Award for Best Actress for work Nicholas Nickleby in 2003

What Romola Garai has done for a first time

  • She was at university studying English Literature. She used to sing in a jazz band. A casting agent, scouting at her school for young girls, chose her for her first acting role in The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000).
  • Was François Ozon's first and only choice for the role of Angel Deverell in Angel (2007).
  • In her Master's degree, she graduated with a first in English Literature from Open University (2010).

Romola Garai's quotes

  • [on the Olympics] I do think the Olympics are a curiously male obsession. Who can run the fastest from here to here? You know what I think? Who gives? Because if you're not running to catch a bus or running to buy me a bunch of flowers, I don't care.
  • For a long time, I was worried about being typecast. But costume drama is a large part of the work in this country. It's just a bit sniffy to turn up your nose at it.
  • [on working with Mira Nair in Vanity Fair (2004)] She has the extraordinary capacity to push you as a performer, and yet never make you feel as if you should be afraid to experiment.
  • The single biggest surprise about acting is how unsexy the lead actors can be when you work with them.
  • If you do a lot of period drama, those female characters, nine times out of 10, are going to represent all the good in the world. As a young actress, there's not a lot that you can do to get away from those roles except try and move within them.
  • An actor is just a medium through which the director makes his dreams and imagination come to life. An actor should concentrate on his or her character.
  • I didn't decide to take the role because I deliberately wanted to further my career, but so I could be proud of my work.
  • It's taken me a while to realize it takes a lot to be a good actor, and you have to respect the craft. Every job I do, I realise how little I know.
  • [on working with Rose Byrne] She's brilliant. I think that we were good friends and I liked her a lot. She's a lovely, very sensitive actress. That was one of the most enjoyable parts of the film, working with her.
  • I don't read everything that's written about me. But it filters through. And I know that for everybody that thinks I'm talented and promising, there is somebody out there that thinks that I'm s***!
  • [on playing Nina in "The Seagull"] It's very distressing doing that journey every night, and I have to do whatever I can not to get upset. It's a very sad part.
  • I think for me, the really wonderful and memorable moments was the way that I was able to learn so much working with François who's a very, very specific director and because he's engaged in every single element of the process.
  • The worst thing you can do as a performer is to judge your character in any way, positively or negatively.
  • I've done pieces of work that people have hated that I've been incredibly proud of, and other pieces of work that I've done my best, but I, personally, haven't been very fulfilled by, that people have thought is the best thing since sliced bread.
  • I feel that it's important to fail now and again. For instance, if I go for a job and I don't get it, that makes me not a better person, but more balanced, more aware of what life is really like.
  • After the recent birth of my child, I had the misfortune of getting 23 stitches in my vagina, so I didn't think I'd be laughing at anything for a long time.
  • There's nothing I could do to defend it morally and I know it's not good for you, but I smoke and I can't lie about that.
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